How to insert bullet points?

Daniel A. shared this question 4 days ago
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I want to be able to insert bullet points in a subtopic, such as "Ideal Vacation: *Key West

*Paris"

Pretend the asterisks are bullet points. This seems like a pretty simple thing, but I haven't found how to do it yet. Any help would be appreciated!

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In MindManager for Windows, Shift+Enter will insert a new line in topic text, and Alt+0149 will input a bullet point per the Windows Character Map. (Your numeric keypad must be in number mode to work).

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Maybe at some point in the future, MindManager will support Markdown and your asterisks will turn into bullet points :)

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Thank you so much! You also answered a question I forgot I had, which was making a new line in a topic. 😂

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Thanks Nick for this. And of course, once you insert the bullet point using this technique you can copy and paste it on subsequent lines, or create a topic with dummy text and a handful of bulleted blank lines as a map part.

As I noted in my response to Kamesh, bullet points also provide a useful basis for reintroducing line/paragraph breaks in topic text once a map is exported to Word: https://community.mindmanager.com/topic/1464-how-do-i-keep-paragraphing-line-breaks-as-in-topic-text-when-exporting-to-word

If you don't need them in the Word export you don't have to use bullet points. Any special character like an asterisk or hash will do as a basis for using search and replace to create breaks, but bullet points have the advantage that they very unlikely to appear elsewhere in the text.

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